EDF : EDF and China Datang Corporation signed a cooperation agreement in the field of thermal energy

 EDF : EDF and China Datang Corporation signed a cooperation agreement in the
                           field of thermal energy

EDF and China Datang Corporation signed a cooperation agreement in the field
of thermal energy

Beijing, April 25th  2013 -  EDF and  the Chinese  electricity producer  China 
Datang Corporation  (CDT)  signed a  cooperation  framework agreement  in  the 
presence of  Xi Jinping,  President  of the  People's  Republic of  China  and 
François Hollande, President of the French Republic.

Through this agreement, both companies express their willingness to co-develop
thermal power  projects in  China and  internationally. Furthermore,  the  two 
groups intend  to explore  potential  technical cooperation  in the  field  of 
thermal engineering. This agreement will also strengthen the link between  EDF 
and CDT in the field of R&D dedicated to promote clean energy technologies.

This agreement  is  following  a  first  one concluded  in  2006  by  the  two 
companies, which  allowed  EDF  to  take a  35%  stake  in  the  supercritical 
coal-fired plant of  Datang Sanmenxia Power  Phase II (DSPC),  located in  the 
region of  Henan in  the north  of  China. This  is the  most  technologically 
advanced thermal coal project EDF is involved in.

Coal is a  dominant component  of the  energy mix in  Asia and  in China.  The 
generation capacity of the region from this fossil source is expected to reach
1,500 GW in 2020. The extensive use of coal in this part of the world requires
advanced technologies  to reduce  its  impact on  the environment.  Thanks  to 
investments made in R&D and development of new projects, the Chinese  industry 
is now world leader for high performance coal fired power plants with low  CO2 
emissions.

Contacts

EDF                                               DATANG
Presse                                            Mr. HUANG Yuan,
Carole Trivi & Aurélien Cassuto: +33(1) 40 42 44
19                                                Division Chief of Department
                                                  of Enterprise Culture
Analystes et investisseurs
Kader Hidra & Carine de Boissezon : +33(1) 40 42  Tel +86 139 013 632 34
45 53 - David Newhouse (investisseurs US) :
+33(1) 40 42 32 45

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EDF group, one of the leaders in the European energy market, is an  integrated 
energy company active in all areas of the business: generation,  transmission, 
distribution, energy supply and trading. The Group is the leading  electricity 
producer in Europe. In France, it has mainly nuclear and hydropower generation
facilities where 95.9% of the electricity output is CO2-free.
EDF's transmission and distribution  subsidiaries in France operate  1,285,000 
km of low and  medium voltage overhead and  underground electricity lines  and 
around 100,000  km  of high  and  very high  voltage  networks. The  Group  is 
involved in  supplying  energy  and services  to  approximately  28.6  million 
customers in France. The Group  generated consolidated sales of €72.7  billion 
in 2012, of which 46.2%  outside of France. EDF is  listed on the Paris  Stock 
Exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.

CHINA DATANG CORPORATION (CDT) is one  of five major Chinese companies in  the 
sector of electricity production. It  is a state-owned enterprise  established 
in December 2002  after the  split of the  former State  Power Corporation  of 
China, whose  capital is  15.39 billion  yuan. CDT  owns Datang  International 
Power Generation Company Limited, a subsidiary listed in London and Hong Kong.
Other activities  are  the  manufacture of  equipment  for  the  construction, 
engineering services,  management of  international tenders  in the  field  of 
energy. In 2012, Datang  Group generates and  distributes electricity to  more 
than 31  provinces and  had 16.56GW  hydraulic  capacity and  8.2 GW  of  wind 
capacity. Clean  energy accounted  for 22%  of its  installed capacity.  Since 
2010, CDT has been listed as a Fortune 500 companies.

PR_EDF_CDT

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